Technology for nature conservation: An industry perspective

Lucas N. Joppa
2015 Ambio  
Information age technology has the potential to change the game for conservation by continuously monitoring the pulse of the natural world. Whether or not it will depends on the ability of the conservation sector to build a community of practice, come together to define key technology challenges and work with a wide variety of partners to create, implement, and sustain solutions. I describe why these steps are necessary, outline the latest developments in the field and offer actionable ways
more » ... ard for conservation agencies, universities, funding bodies, professional societies, and technology corporations to come together to realize the revolution that computational technologies can bring for biodiversity conservation.
doi:10.1007/s13280-015-0702-4 pmid:26508340 pmcid:PMC4623870 fatcat:dh4tm7tttjejjir4jnhsqwpmya